Hunter x Hunter has been on hiatus for almost four years, but now Yoshihiro Togashi's legendary manga series is finally coming back for new chapters! Togashi has notably gone on hiatus many times through Hunter x Hunter's run over the years due to the creator dealing with some poor health issues. Although the manga has been running in the pages of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 1998, but has been active for a much smaller percentage of those years than you'd might expect. In fact, the latest hiatus has been the longest in the series' history to date.
Thankfully, it won't be too much longer as Hunter x Hunter is officially returning for new chapters this month! Viz Media's Shonen Jump has revealed that Hunter x Hunter will pick up with brand new chapters beginning on Sunday, October 23rd. These new chapters will be simulpubbed together with the rest of the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine offerings as they hit in Japan, and will kick off with Chapter 391 of the series! For fans wanting to catch up, Viz Media also had some great news on that front at well.
The entire Hunter x Hunter manga run is now available through Viz Media's digital Shonen Jump vault. The three most recent chapters of the series are available completely for free, and you can check out the rest of the series with a paid subscription. Togashi has been teasing new chapters of the series since earlier this year when the usually quiet creator started a Twitter account to announce that work on the manga had resumed in full. In the weeks and months since, Togashi has been giving fans small updates about the series' progress.
While each of these updates had been promising in terms of how much content fans could hopefully expect to see when the series returns (which could potentially be more than the previously teased ten new chapters in between each hiatus like it had been done in the past), now that the series is actually going to hit with new chapters it's truly an exciting time. But now is the time to catch up and refresh on everything that's happened so far.
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